10 & 11 Year Olds
Kids this age are growing so fast mentally and physically, they need greater challenges to succeed — look for complicated construction sets, puzzles, inspiring activity books, and games that involve strategy. Introduce more "grown up" art supplies and activity books as well as diaries, journals, and novels. Artistic expression is so valuable when many emotions and social situations are new to your child at this stage. Fly a kite, jump on your scooter, study ecosystems in your encyclopedia, toss around a Frisbee, make going outside a fun adventure and a natural part of your child's day!